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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/10/2021.

Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist

Job Reference: 241-771FC-21

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist
Breightmet Health Centre, Bolton
£25,655 - £31,534 pa pro rata

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust was formed in 2008 and, in 2011, we became an integrated provider with community health services joining the trust. Covering a catchment area that also incorporates parts of Bury, Wigan and Salford, we deliver hospital and community based services from the Royal Bolton Hospital in Farnworth and from 20 health centres across Bolton, to a catchment population of 320,000 people. We have a CQC rating as good overall and we have some key areas of outstanding practice with an outstanding rating for being well led at every level.

Buildings, names and models of care have changed over the centuries, but one thing has remained constant and is prevalent among our 5,900+ staff members: the enduring commitment to providing the best health and care for the people of Bolton.

We are looking for a Speech and Language Therapist interested in a full-time vacancy working with children and young people with a range of speech, language and communication difficulties. We will accept suitable applications from newly qualified therapists and experienced therapists.

If successful you will join our dedicated team of Paediatric Speech and Language Therapists and Assistants working with a paediatric case load in a range of settings including nurseries; clients’ homes; early years’ team; community clinics; mainstream primary schools and primary and secondary special schools. Our Traded Service is continuing to expand year on year and your role will also involve working with this team in mainstream nurseries and schools providing universal and targeted sessions.

You will need to be able to assess children using a wide range of informal and formal assessments; provide verbal and written advice; devise therapy programmes and be able to train nursery and school staff in the implementation of these; provide written advice which could be used towards Education and Health Care Plans (EHCP) and annual reviews. You will also be required to work collaboratively, within a range of settings, with a range of professionals including early years support workers, nursery and education staff. You will therefore need to demonstrate good communication, interpersonal, organisational, time management and prioritisation skills.

Clinical supervision is provided through joint work with other team members; team meetings; case note audit and clinical supervision sessions with highly specialist SLTs and peers and through appraisals.

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust is an integrated provider of acute, intermediate and community health care serving the population of Bolton. This provides us with an opportunity for our services to work closely with our partners in primary care and the local authority to ensure a seamless service for our patients.

Here at Bolton our patients are at the heart of everything we do. We ensure our patients receive the highest quality of Care and are guided by our trust Values. We are proud that our Trust is a centre of excellence for maternity, neonatal and care for children, and that it has been rated as Good by the Quality Care Commission (CQC). This is in recognition of the patient experience and quality of care that our staff provide to patients. It is also supported by our Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional Framework for Professional Practice.

The Family Care Division aims to deliver the highest standards of care in maternity, sexual health, gynaecology and a range of acute and community children’s services. We deliver over 6,000 babies and carry around 1,500 gynaecological procedures each year. The Trust also has a tertiary level Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, enabling 1 in 4 women across Greater Manchester to receive in-utero transfer and birth at extreme premature gestation at Bolton.

If you would like to know more about the post or arrange an informal visit, please contact:

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameLouise CohenJob titleClinical Lead for Traded ServicesEmail addresslouise.cohen@boltonft.nhs.ukTelephone number01204 462670Additional contact information

Breightmet Health Centre

Breightmet Fold Lane



The vision of this Trust is to be recognised by the people of Bolton and beyond as an excellent provider of health and care services and a great place to work. We are striving to attract, recruit and retain high calibre skilled staff which reflect our communities. We are an inclusive employer who trains and develops our staff in a positive learning environment. We aim to be consciously inclusive and therefore applications from all sectors of the community are welcomed. We would particularly encourage candidates from a black and minority ethnic (BAME) background and candidates with health conditions or impairments.

From time to time we may need to close a vacancy early when in receipt of a sufficient number of applications. If you are interested in this post and wish to be considered, we strongly advise you to complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

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